Early July brought us the retirement of a longtime Arcadia Police Officer and U.S. Army Veteran, Sergeant Mike Gima. Mike began his career in 1968 as one of Arcadia's first Police Explorers and then entered military service in the Army. He became a Reserve Police Officer at APD in 1976 and then accepted a position as a full-time Police Officer in 1979 with the San Marino Police Department. Some 20 months later, Mike lateraled back to APD where he has served for his career. Mike has contributed greatly to the Department over the years having been very involved with the development of our field training program as well as a trainer in APD's Force Training Unit, specializing in firearms. Mike was promoted to Sergeant in 2005. Mike will be missed by his fellow employees. We wish him the best for a long and happy retirement after 34 years of service as a Law Enforcement Officer.